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Title: Memory, mirrors and missing women: Metafictive narrative strategies and the doppelganger image in the fictions of Abe Kobo and Murakami Haruki
Authors: POSADAS BARYON TENSOR SANTIAGO
Keywords: Abe Kôbô, Murakami Haruki, Absent Female, Doppelganger, Metafiction, Narrative Performance
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2004
Source: POSADAS BARYON TENSOR SANTIAGO (2004-11-19). Memory, mirrors and missing women: Metafictive narrative strategies and the doppelganger image in the fictions of Abe Kobo and Murakami Haruki. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis explores the intersections among three recurring motifs a?? the deployment of metafictve narrative strategies, the image of the doppelganger, and the image of the absent female a?? in the fictions of Abe K?'b?' and Murakami Haruki. By examining the various manifestations of these motifs in their novels, it discusses how Abe and Murakami articulate the problematics of the performance of narrative and subjectivity when rendered by a fragmented and self-referential language. In doing so, this thesis argues that Abe and Murakamia??s texts both reinforce and respond to the discourses on the disintegration of representation and subjectivity in the context of Japana??s contemporary urban modernity.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14181
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